Category: Farm Management

How to Select Horse Hay

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Feeding our horses is typically the largest expense in horse ownership, but feeding them according to their nutrient demands could offer some cost savings. Selecting a good quality hay for our horses often becomes a battle of which… Read More

Time to Plan and Purchase Cool-Season Forage Seed

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August is typically the hottest month of the year in Florida so it may seem crazy to be planning for the cool-season.  But now is definitely the time to finalize your winter grazing plan. Maintaining a successful operation… Read More

Farming or Excavating: What are You Actually Doing?

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Every day, farming and ranching activities pose a safety risk to our buried infrastructure. Today’s equipment is more powerful and can dig deeper. At the same time, erosion and terrain modifications can reduce the soil covering a buried… Read More

Horse Herald: Re-seeding Bahiagrass Pastures

Proper grazing management is the best insurance on bahiagrass pastures, but re-establishment is sometimes necessary. Follow an 8″ and 3″ rule:  when the grass reaches 8″ allow horses to graze, and when it reaches 3″ remove animals from… Read More

Equine Hurricane Preparation

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In addition to being equipped for the “normal” emergencies associated with breeding and racing Thoroughbreds, Florida horse owners need to be prepared to handle the fury of a tropical storm and/or hurricane.  Each farm should have a well thought… Read More

Pasture Management School – June 6 and 7, 2018

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Date and Time Wed, June 6 and 7, 2018 / 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location Plant Science Research & Education Unit, 2556 West Highway 318, Citra, FL 32113 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cflag-pasture-management-school-tickets-45599338850 Join the UF/IFAS Central Florida Livestock Agent’s Group for a… Read More

Farm Management Field Day – June 9, 2018

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Date and Time Sat, June 9, 2018 / 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT Location Florida Horse Park – 11008 South Hwy 475, Ocala, FL 34480 UF/IFAS Extension Marion County is hosting a field day at the Florida Horse Park to… Read More